Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A preliminary report on the crash of Nigerian-registered Allied Air cargo plane at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, on 2 June suggests that “unstable approach” led to the plane overshooting the runway.
The Ghana News Agency (GNA) Friday quoted a statement issued by Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport, in Accra as saying the black box had been recovered and taken to the US to obtain data, which would assist in the determination of the probable cause(s) of the accident.
The statement said in the meantime, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) had initiated action to replace the Instrument Landing System destroyed by the aircraft.
"The Accident Investigation Team has approved the removal of the wreckage and investigations are on-going," it added.
The Allied Air Boeing 727-200 (DHV 111), with registration 5N-BJN, overran the runway on landing in the evening of 2 June and destroyed the Instrument Landing System Localiser Bars.
It broke through the airport perimetre wall, killing nine persons who were in a bus and another person on a motorbike.
-0- PANA MA/SEG 6July2012